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/Bio

Stephen Knezovich is an analog collage artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He is mostly self-taught with a background in writing, editing, filmmaking & marketing. He lives in a 100-year-old house with his wife & daughter & works out of a basement studio.


/Statement

My work focuses on subverting readymade images from vintage print media using cut-and-paste collage techniques.

I’m drawn to the immediacy and tactile nature of collage, to the way it connects the past with the present by recycling, reinterpreting, and reprocessing our collective printed past. I find the ritual of stripping images down to their simplest forms and then building them back up again to be calming ... cathartic even. 

Collage is a place to put my anxieties and fears, to exercise control over the world itself, and to brush back the overwhelming digital crush of apps and push notifications and social media rants and constant news and updates and marketing messages and images upon images upon images.

Collage reclaims a small part of my pre-digital brain and gives order to a self-created chaos.

- SK


/Editorial Illustrations

2016 ESQUIRE (Russian Edition) / July Issue
2016 WONDERLAND / Short Stories by Samuel Ligon
2014 BREVITY / Fall Issue
2013 SATELLITE MAGAZINE / Issue #3
2013 CREATIVE NONFICTION / Issue #47


/Exhibitions

SOLO

2017 ROYAL / Pittsburgh, PA
2014 MYM ARTSPACE & COFFEEHOUSE / Pittsburgh, PA

GROUP

2016 FUTURE TENANT / New Order / Pittsburgh, PA
2014 GALLERY 4 / Salon Show / Pittsburgh, PA
2014 MINE FACTORY / Drawing.Paper / Pittsburgh, PA
2014 937 GALLERY / AAP Showcase / Pittsburgh, PA
2013 FRAMEHOUSE / AAP Showcase / Pittsburgh, PA
2012 MODERN FORMATIONS / Winter in Frames / Pittsburgh, PA


/Distinctions

2017 FLIGHT SCHOOL FELLOW Creative Capital, Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts


/Education

2007 EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY // MFA Creative Writing // Spokane, WA
2004 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA // BA English // Orlando, FL